Organization of Total Materials Management

  • Eugene L. Magad
  • John M. Amos
Part of the Competitive Manufacturing Series book series (COMMS)


A primary contributor to a successful enterprise is an effective materials management organization. Managements that are poorly organized will not achieve their objectives and generally will operate below optimal profit levels.


Cash Flow Ideal Organization Inventory Control Vice President Harvard Business Review 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Drucker, Peter F. Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices. New York: Harper and Row, 1974.Google Scholar
  2. Farrell, P. V., and Aljian, G. W., eds. Aljian’s Purchasing Handbook. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1982.Google Scholar
  3. Greisler, David S., and Aggarwal, Sumer C. “Hospital Materials Management: Potential for Improvement.” Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management, Spring 1985.Google Scholar
  4. Heyel, Carl, and Menkus, Belden. Handbook of Management for the Growing Business. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1986.Google Scholar
  5. Jauch, L., Coltrin, S., Bedeian, A., and Glueck, W. The Management Experience: Cases, Exercises and Readings. Hinsdale, Illinois: The Dryden Press, 1983.Google Scholar
  6. Johnson, Ernest A. “Operating Controls — The Key to Effective Materials Management.” 1982 Conference Proceedings, American Production and Inventory Control Society, p. 461.Google Scholar
  7. Lazarus, Steven. “This Commitment Pays Dividends.” Traffic Management, Jan. 1983.Google Scholar
  8. Leenders, Michael, Fearon, Harold, and England, Wilbur. Purchasing and Materials Management. Homewood, Illinois: Richard D. Irwin, 1985.Google Scholar
  9. Lipman, Rebecca. “Materials Management: A Blessing in Disguise.” Purchasing, Oct. 23, 1980.Google Scholar
  10. McAfee, R. Bruce, and Poffenberger, William. Productivity Strategies. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1982.Google Scholar
  11. Miller, Jeffrey A., and Gilmour, Peter. “Materials Managers: Who Needs Them?” Harvard Business Review, July–Aug. 1979.Google Scholar
  12. Przybyla, Kenneth. “Organizing for Successful Materials Management.” A.P.I.C.S. Annual International Conference Proceedings, American Production and Inventory Control Society, 1985.Google Scholar
  13. Rowbottom, R. “Cutting Out Management Overlap,” Nov. 1987.Google Scholar
  14. Stern, Joel M., and Chew, Donald H. The Revolution in Corporate Finance. New York: Basil Blackwell, 1986.Google Scholar
  15. Stoner, James A. F., and Wankel, Charles. Management. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1986.Google Scholar
  16. Terseine, Richard, and Campbell, John. Modern Materials Management. New York: Elsevier North-Holland, 1977.Google Scholar
  17. Vincent, D. R. “Understanding Organizational Power.” Journal of Business Strategy, Mar.–Apr. 1988.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugene L. Magad
    • 1
  • John M. Amos
    • 2
  1. 1.William Rainey Harper CollegeUSA
  2. 2.Center for Applied EngineeringUniversity of Missouri-RollaUSA

Personalised recommendations